of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 75

May 2006


Subscription Details - 2006/07 membership now available

Match Calendar - 2006/07 fixture list now available


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 


To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2005-06.


Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then just click to let us know. 

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary




Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


VAC members, on production of their club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 

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1 off all day tickets for VAC members at


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss



Fishing, golf, sun & sand - 2 bed family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.



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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let at White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall


The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.


Bookings now being taken for this season and 2007.


Open from March to October inclusive. Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.






She's Easy!

Sue Shaw is the latest lucky angler to bank 'Keith' from the Frogmore Match Pool. Keith the Koi is believed to be female and has been a feature of the Frogmore fishery since it was reworked back in 1996. She has been a regular visitor to the bank during April and only days after Sue caught her (at 9lb 12oz) she was reported by Tony Broadwood. Both anglers used flake float fished in the margins.


Since the warmer weather arrived it's fair to say that Frogmore has been fishing very well with catches of up to 30 carp to double figures in a session.

Meanwhile, our 'proper' carper's are having success too. Following on from the landing of the fabulous 40lb Toadless last month plenty of reports are coming in of catches from Smallford and Moor Mill. Check out this beautiful common, just 8oz under the magical 30lb mark for Smallford bailiff Terry Searle.

And it's not just carp that are taking the boilies on these waters with a number of big (I mean BIG) bream and tench putting in an appearance as well. Members now have access to FOUR big fish waters holding 30lb carp with three (Moor Mill, Turnford and Troy Lake (see below) known to hold 40lb fish.

A reminder that Riverside re-opens for coarse on Monday May 15th

Another new water for Verulam Angling

From June 16 VAC members will have access to some fantastic gravel pit fishing over at Denham. Troy Lake, on the banks of the Colne, is known to hold 40lb+ carp, tench and bream to challenge to UK records and numerous other quality specimens. This is a water sharing arrangement and a strictly limited number of night fishing tickets are also available.


More details and pictures will be added to the Fisheries Section of this site shortly.


Also, check the link for Manor Farm Fisheries. Offering 5 lakes, a match canal and a stretch of the River Ivel,  a range of types of fishing including a fly-only trout lake (Damsel Lake), an any method trout and mixed coarse fish lake (Becks Lake), a 2 acre mixed lake (Blunham Lake), a 4 acre specimen carp lake (Carp Lake) and our very popular specimen carp lake (Winters Lake) stocked in 2004 with fish from 18lb to 36lb. By special arrangement Verulam members, on production of a valid membership and photo card, enjoy a 1 discount across all standard ticket prices.

Your Contribution

 Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here

Young 'un Josh Rock put in the effort to bank one of the commons from the Leather Pit at Moor Mill. This beauty, caught last year, weighed in at 16-08.

Connor Mcgrath caught this Carp on sweetcorn over 4mm pellets at 6m on his pole at Frogmore in mid March. We estimated the fish at between 13- 14lbs.



Fancy Paint Ball?


A Verulam Angling - Day Out has been arranged for Saturday 3rd June. Click the pic for more detail

Verulam  Banquet
The Verulam Banquet at Hatfield House. A sumptuous four course dinner and excellent entertainment, set within wonderful surroundings

To be held on Friday 1st of September : click pic for more info

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news

 Visit Queensway on the web at or click the logo

Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members.


Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email by clicking here


Queensway May Specials !


Range includes Drennan Team England / Drennan ESP / Wychwood / MAP / TFG / + MORE.

Now in stock! Mainline "PULSE" freezer baits in 15 + 18 mil. Also pop ups and dip now in stock.

One off special pair HARRISON BALLISTA SLIMS 12ft 2.75 tc brand new rrp 205.00 each now only 130.00 each [one pair only]

New Mainline liquid soaks in stock-Halibut-pineapple-tiger nut-active 8-maple 8. 5.95

Best selection of Carp-Match-Sea-Game tackle/bait in area please come and have a look around you'll be amazed how much stock we carry!

Please click on our website for more best sellers and second hand/clearance list.

We look forward to seeing you,




New - in stock now
Daiwa mission oval brolley with sides including groundsheet and storm poles amazing value 49.99 [takes all beds] come and see it set up in store now.

New Dynamite baits "SPICY CHICKEN INDULGENCE " boilies in stock 9.95 MEGA DEAL. Also new Swimstim pellets  

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